OHSAS 18001

What is OHSAS 18001?

OHSAS 18001 is a British Standard/Assessment Specification for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. It was developed in response to the need for companies to meet their health and safety obligations in an efficient/effective manner. The most recent version is referred to as BS OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements.

Why should my organisation implement OHSAS 18001?

When you have implemented an OHSAS 18001 management system you know that your documented safety procedures are structured to enable you to meet the requirements of the standard. In addition, it helps you demonstrate that your business operates to recognized and accepted high standards of safety in order to ensures legal and regulatory compliance. It should enable you to reduces and remove the possibility of accidents and in some cases, reduce your insurance premiums.

Why should my organisation apply for OHSAS 18001 certification?

Satisfactory assessment of your management system leads to the award of a certificate of registration and enables clients to use the WCS logo on stationery and marketing material. OHSAS 18001 certification demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to provide a safe working environment and to protect employees.

Why choose World Certification Services?

World Certification Services offers independent value-added assessment and registration to OHSAS 18001 thanks to trained and experienced Lead Auditors with the ability to undertake their work impartially and in a friendly manner.

What will it cost?

World Certification Services has always offered affordable certification. We are competitive and take a sensible approach when quoting certification fees, particularly for small and medium size businesses where the cost of certification is sometimes prohibitive. If you would like to receive a quote detailing the costs involved for a 3 year period of certification please click on Request a Quotation and follow the prompts.


World Certification Services has achieved UKAS accreditation in the OHSAS 18001 scheme. WCS accredited scopes can be reviewed on the UKAS website.